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El Pilon

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Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food fab staff and brilliant atmosphere a big thank you to Dani and all the staff for a great time would highly recommend

Thank Bentley12009
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made really welcome by the great team especially Laurie (hope I've got that right!) who chatted away to us and our two teenage boys and recommended dishes, all of which were delicious. We arrived early thinking there might be a rush as it was procession night, but had the place to ourselves at first but lovely atmosphere as... More 

Thank LauraP1283
Prague, Czech Republic
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner to this nice restaurant in the heart of competa. In this kinds of places everything is about details. The service in here, was really a top one. The food was good and the originality of the dishes quite interesting. The brusqueta with veggies and goat cheese, and the pork ribs with were really tender. As main... More 

Thank WDsolercia
Tom S, Propietario at El Pilon, responded to this review
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Buenas tardes es un placer clientes como usted así se trabaja muy cómodo y relajado , nuestro equipo está para... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch on a Sunday at 1.30 and wondered why it was nearly empty. However by 2.00, the place was full, mainly with families and parties of friends. The food and service were very good, with friendly and helpful staff. Reasonable value A very pleasant experience

2 Thank Peter S
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant! The food is great, the staff is very friendly and attentive! A must if you're in Competa!

2 Thank Asapenelope2015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

... reservations for this top flight experience- The staff greets you at the bar for a drink (and after for a complimentary nightcap). Hotel style quality with family style service. One of the best!

3 Thank Jason B
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

On a wet Sunday afternoon there is no better place to enjoy an amazing Sunday lunch. Open fire blazing away, friendly staff, food cooked to perfection, wish I could make Yorkshire pudding like they do. Another must place to eat in Competa

1 Thank Elaine R
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Despite a wet day, the welcome was warm and a table overlooking the village was appreciated. The starters and main course were both of exception quality, as was the wine and the service not rushed. Nice to see the standards being maintained.

1 Thank ajet
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

El Pilon is a nice and well know. restaurant in Competa. Try to make reservations to avoid dissapointment, since it is usually very busy. Be aware that this place is not wheelchair accessible because of all the stairs you need to climb before you reach it. As apitizer we can recommend shrimps en crout. They are utterly delicious, but so... More 

Thank Curtiz
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We enjoyed a tapas lunch here. The dishes offered were many and varied and the food was delicious. This restaurant does get rather busy at lunchtime and tables are quite close together. It is ideal for a light tapas lunch stop.

Thank AidenAbet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Competa
  • Phone Number: +34 952 55 35 12
We are located in an old carpenters workshop, built into the rocks over 200 years ago. We prepare all food freshly and to order so if you are in for fast food, El Pilon will not suit your needs. We source as much of our food locally when possible. El Pilon is a relaxed kind of place where you can enjoy the views, a bottle of wine, and conversations with friends and family. We also have Wi Fi. If our service and food does not satisfy you please advise rus and we will always do our best to rectify any problem immediately.

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